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    Default Memorial Window (Tandridge, Surrey)

    On a recent visit to the Memorial Room at Linton-On-Ouse, I came across a photograph of a stained glass window, which included a 35 Squadron badge and a small aircraft.

    I started doing some research on the window and, to date, my research has identified the following:

    This stained glass window is in the Parish Church of Saint John the Evangelist, St Johns Road, Blindley Heath, Tandridge, Surrey.

    It was paid for by WE Jupp (Billy) to commemorate his father, who was in the choir at the church for 60 years.

    The window depicts Christ sowing seeds, with a No. 35 Squadron badge in the bottom right hand corner and a very small aircraft (with a vapour trail) in the top left hand corner.

    According to the Imperial War Museum archives, “the aircraft supposedly represents the aircraft of the late Group Captain Cheshire VC, whose aircraft Billy serviced”.

    I am now trying to find out WE Jupp's trade and whether he appears in the often seen photograph of Leonard Cheshire with his crew and ground crew. Can anyone assist?

    A photograph of the window is on my site at: https://35squadron.wordpress.com/201...dridge-surrey/

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    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Pete

    A quick look through Air 78/39 shows no matches for a W. E. Jupp. However, there is a possible match on ancestry.co.uk which has a William Edward Jupp, son of John Jupp, b. July 28th 1921, registered Godstone, d. 1989.

    John Jupp died in 1956, aged 71, registered Surrey South Eastern.

    Not much help, I'm afraid!

    Regards

    Simon

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    Thanks for the feedback so far.

    It is interesting that he is not listed under his full name in AIR78 ... perhaps he is one of the William's .... I will have to leave that open for now.

    Has anyone seen the photograph of Leonard Cheshire with his crew and ground crew captioned to show the names of the ground crew?. I know he wrote a book, but I don't think that covered his No. 35 Squadron days.

    ..... this is not critical for my project .... so if nothing turns up, I will leave it on the back burner .... as you never know what may turn up in the future

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    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Stained glass windowWe went round and round trying to po

    Reading about the lovely window at Tanbridge reminds me of two or three months ago when one of my daughters read about a stained glass window commemorating "Pathfinder Squadron" at a village near Wyton. Can't remember the name now. We set off one Sunday and eventually find this lovely Church but unfortunately it was closed. We went round and round trying to be peep in but there were old graves all around and we couldn't get near. However, going round to the back, the light was shining right through and you could see up above, these beautiful coloured windows. I am sure they were the RAF ones. We thought they were dedicated to 83 Squadron but I read afterwards it was 35 Squadron Gravely. Anyway we must try and revisit again.

    We did manage to gain admittance to "The Jolly Butchers" which softened the blow.

    Regards. Mag T

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    Magda

    More about the Memorial Chapel (All Saints, Offord Cluny) can be found at: https://35squadron.wordpress.com/201...-offord-cluny/

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Thanks Pete
    Must make another attempt to visit the church but will have to make sure of the opening times first . It does look absolutely beautiful.
    Mag T

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    I arranged a visit through Rev. Peter Taylor, who was the Honorary Padre of 35 / 635 Squadron Association. He is willing to show people round the chapel (subject to his availability [due to poor health]) but I am sure there are other key holders who would be willing to assist.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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